Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento
Gateway brings Sacramento State
closer to Placer students
State students who live in Placer County will soon be able to take four classes
close to home at the Sierra College Roseville Gateway Center. The new offerings
begin this fall.
The classes, offered in conjunction with Sierra College, include Business Finance,
Business Communications, Management of Contemporary Organizations and Multicultural
America. A recent survey of 4,600 Sacramento State students in Placer County
determined that these courses are in high demand.
The Gateway campus is located off Douglas Road with easy access from Interstate
80. Courses provided at the Gateway campus will offer a respite from the heavy
commute traffic Placer County students often face coming into Sacramento.
The new classes continue Sacramento State’s efforts to provide higher
education opportunities to Placer County residents. The first class of Sacramento
State’s MBA for executives program, for example, has been held at PRIDE
Industries in Roseville for the past year. The courses, offered Friday evenings
and Saturdays to accommodate working professionals, are being taught by professors
from the University’s College of Business Administration as well as area
executives and professionals. Students complete the coursework for the degree
in 15 months.
The Gateway Center is also home to Sacramento State’s College of Continuing
Education’s programs for bachelor’s degrees in Organization Communications
and Arts and Humanities, as well as upper-division General Education courses.
These programs are designed for working adults as well, with classes meeting
on Friday evenings and Saturdays. They provide students with the opportunity
for career advancement in a variety of fields.